Luxury Peru Archive

A Virtual Tour of JW Marriott’s Convent Hotel in Cusco

The Marriott corporation’s hotels don’t exactly have a reputation for stylishness or a strong sense of place. With properties like the JW Marriott El Convento in Cusco, Peru, they’ve been trying to shake the reputation of being about as exciting as a blue banker’s suit. Their Cusco hotel, which opened in late 2012, is an […]

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The Most Dramatic Drive in Peru

If you spend some time meandering through Peru, especially around the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you’ll see vistas out the window that blow away most of the scenery you’ve seen from a vehicle window anywhere. If you want to go straight to the best of the best, be sure to travel along the road […]

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Going Deeper Into the Mountains of Peru

Sure, you could fly into Lima, change planes, fly to Cusco, then do the whole Sacred Valley in a blur of trains, taxis, and buses in five days or less. But is that really the way to treat one of the greatest destinations on Earth? Or your body? Peru is not a quick in and […]

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A New Upscale Lares Trek Option in Peru

The Sacred Valley of Peru too often gets the short shrift from travelers in a big hurry trying to check things off their list. They breeze through on a train on the way to Machu Picchu or they do a quickie one-day tour of the highlights and return to Cusco the same night. This is […]

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All the Ways to Get to Machu Picchu

The citadel that has launched a million selfies—Machu Picchu—is one of the wonders of the world and South America’s best-known tourist attraction. Part of the appeal is its isolation. When you can just drive up to a place, snap a photo, and drive away, it doesn’t seem as special. Or when it’s surrounded by the […]

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How to Tour Peru the Right Way

There are a lot of options for a lot of budgets when you decide to spend some time in Peru. If you’re a family or what to do something experiential and really memorable, the choices can get overwhelming. I interviewed Andre Robles of Voyagers Travel (http://www.machupicchutours.travel/), one of the top tour operators in South America, […]

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